The best writing on mathematics 2013 by Mircea Pitici

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This anthology brings together the year"s finest writing on mathematics from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in mathematics, it makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else - and you don"t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Other titlesMathematics 2013
StatementMircea Pitici, editor ; foreword by Roger Penrose
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LC ClassificationsQA36 .B4 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 244 pages
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27160160M
ISBN 100691160414
ISBN 109780691160412
OCLC/WorldCa861357622, 873900536

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He is working toward a Ph.D. in mathematical education at Cornell University, and teaches math and writing there and at Ithaca College.

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